From Idea to Community

At the heart of every great idea is a spirit of generosity. If we are honest with ourselves, our best ideas have not originated from our intellect. Instead, they formed and grew from some feeling or need deep inside of us, perhaps even simply a hunch. Our best ideas, therefore, having not come from our…

Ideas Exist (With or Without Support)

If you have an idea and it gets shot down by those around you, you may not have supporters, but you still have an idea. The world is waiting for us to improve it, but there will always be resistance to change. When an idea is new, different, or disruptive, support is especially difficult to…

Space to be Understood

Sometimes we must put off the need to be heard in order to be understood. Being misunderstood can leave us feeing powerless. This can lead to frustration. Sometimes, in an attempt to overcome our frustration, we try harder to be heard, thinking that if only we can explain ourselves better, if only we can get…

Leading Through Impossibility

Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it is in life, so too it is in budo. Robert Van Valkenburgh is co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body and Kogen Dojo where he teaches Taikyoku Budo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Artwork by Ana, except where otherwise noted If you found…

The Limitations of Kindness

Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it is in life, so too it is in budo. Robert Van Valkenburgh is co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body and Kogen Dojo where he teaches Taikyoku Budo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Artwork by Ana, except where otherwise noted If you found…